As a frequent business traveler, I have been thinking about getting a portable bluetooth speakerphone that I can use in hotel rooms for conference calls. When I heard about the Yosemite ‘calling’ feature, I decided to wait and try it out. Read more at ned.sudduth.org
According to Apple, you can use your laptop as a speaker phone.
Now you can take iPhone calls right on your Mac. You can answer a call or dial a new one while your iPhone may be charging in another room or even buried in your backpack. Just point, click, and say hello.
I did learn you have to be on the same Wi-Fi hotspot in order for the feature to work. This makes sense, but bluetooth support would be really nice as well. ….Why? In addition to being on the same Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi must also be open to allow devices to see each other and connect to each other. In hotels, this is a security hole since it would allow hotel guests in different rooms and floors to see your computer and potentially hack into it. So, Wi-Fi in hotels dis-allow devices from seeing each other via networking settings.
A work around is to purchase a portable AP that you can plug in to the ethernet cord in your room and create your own AP that would allow it to work. I have not tested it yet, but this solution from TPLINK might be a solution.
Read more at ned.sudduth.org